Harrison makes 'significant progress' fixing poor financial planning

HARRISON – Three years after a state audit found the town was overspending and paying retirement benefits to former employees who had already died, Harrison is getting some good news.

The West Hudson town has made “significant progress” in addressing its wasteful financial and operating practices, resulting in savings for taxpayers, according to a new report from the State Comptroller.

In 2014, the state audited Harrison and found it was spending an excessive amount of money in retirement payouts and health benefits. The report indicated the municipality could have saved nearly $6 million by using a State Health Benefits Plan …read more

Source: NJ.com Hudson

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